THRIVE Domestic Violence Support Group

WEEKLY 12:30-1:30pm on Monday & 6-7pm on Thursday

Providing support for female survivors of domestic violence, who have experienced mental, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical abuse by an intimate partner.

Connect in a safe, confidential forum with other women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships. In an atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy, draw comfort and empowerment from those who understand. Our vision is to rekindle the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of women who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening. The recognition that other women are available as sounding boards and supportive allies allows a survivor to see other possibilities for herself and, with time and continuing support, to realize a brighter future.

Facilitator: Leigh Wildt, leigh@thrivesc.life,  licensed social worker who works with  ThriveSC to provide multiple levels of shelter and transitional housing (short term, 6 months, up to 1+ years) for victims who fall under the umbrella of “domestic violence,” and their children (ages 0-17).

THRIVE SC plans to offer transitional housing,  therapy programs for adults and children, 12 step programs for those who have coped with violence by using drugs and alcohol, a legal advocacy program, orders of protection, child care, financial management and “how to live in the real world” courses, a resale shop to help support the non-profit and to teach residents business and social skills, community education and awareness events, public speaking at high schools, college campuses, hospitals, men’s and women’s groups, athletic events, and other large social, business, school, media, and civic gatherings to educate individuals and communities about how to identify victims of violence, how to prevent violence, and how to handle a situation in which one suspects that violence has occurred.

Also, THRIVE SC will push for stronger laws to protect women in SC against violence of any kind.

Mackie Krawcheck Moore, Founder & Executive Director, THRIVE SC, Mackiemoore@thrivesc.life

PHONE: (252) 455-9725

Mackie Moore is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in Government with a concentration in political theory and minored in Philosophy. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the Non-Profit Industry and is passionate about addressing and overcoming issues involving violence against women and children, human rights, and equality for women and minorities.

While working for several years as the Director of Development for My Sister’s House, an emergency domestic violence shelter in Charleston, SC, Mackie became acutely aware of the lack of housing, both emergency and transitional, and the lack of programs and services for Survivors of domestic violence. In the tri-county area of over 700,000, there are only 36 emergency beds available for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, and there was absolutely no transitional housing and support services to help those who want to move forward with their lives but have little or no resources.

Mackie chose to be pro-active and founded THRIVE SC in 2015, to provide transitional housing, programs, and services to victims of domestic violence in the Charleston tri-county area and ultimately in the state of South Carolina, and in the nation.

 

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